Camera crew at the Endeavour Pavilion Opening
© Leroy Hamilton

Press Room

Below is information on our current exhibits and films as well as several news flashes, which tell of exciting new developments.

Visit here to read our press releases and press kits.

Newsmakers at the Science Center

opening day for Space Shuttle Endeavour
Bill Ingalls

Endeavour Exhibition Opening Day

Mission 26

The Space Shuttle Endeavour’s enduring mission to inspire the next generation of explorers and innovators, is well underway! You can read the exhibit description for the Endeavour Exhibition.

  • Dogs! A Science Tail

    Dogs! A Science Tail

    Dogs! A Science Tail, a hands-on science exhibition that highlights the dynamic nature of the bond between humans and dogs, and enables guests to experience the extraordinary way that dogs see, hear, and smell the world, will premiere at the California Science Center March 16, 2019.  The exhibition will show how the ability to understand and communicate with each other lies at the heart of the unique relationship between humans and dogs, and what makes this one of the most successful interspecies partnerships of all time. As a special daily feature, subject to availability, there will be live demonstrations of dogs in various roles, showing rescue, agility, sensory and service skills. Dogs! A Science Tail is created and developed by the California Science Center with support from Annenberg Foundation and Wallis Annenberg PetSpace.
    Read the press release

  • Superpower Dogs 3D Opens March 16

    Superpower Dogs

    Superpower Dogs will open in IMAX® 3D at the California Science Center on March 16, 2019.  The film offers a first-time ever window into the life-saving superpowers and extraordinary bravery of some of the world's most amazing dogs. Superpower Dogs follows six real-life working dogs from around the world, along with their human partners, as they brave earthquakes and avalanches, protect endangered species such as rhinos and elephants and transform the lives of people with special needs.  The film showcases, through heart-pounding original footage, the incredible abilities of dogs, and how they use their cognitive, sensory, and intuitive capabilities to save lives. Superpower Dogs opens at the California Science Center as the perfect companion for the brand-new exhibition Dogs! A Science Tail, also premiering on March 16, 2019.

    Read the press release.

  • Volcanoes 3D

    Volcanoes 3D: The Fires of Creation

    VOLCANOES 3D: THE FIRES OF CREATION is now playing in the California Science Center IMAX theater.  Guests are invited to join intrepid explorer Carsten Peter as he dodges boulders at the edge of an active volcano in Indonesia, descends to a boiling lava lake in Vanuatu, and visits incredible acid ponds, geysers and mineral deposit fields in Ethiopia. Peter also explored the archeological ghost town of Pompeii, hydrothermal vents at the bottom of the ocean and witnessed the devastating effects of the 2018 Kilauea eruption in Hawaii.

    Read the press release.

  • IMAX with Laser is here!

    IMAX with Laser

    The California Science Center now has an IMAX® with Laser projection system, with cutting-edge technology that provides a next-generation cinema experience. Science Center IMAX Theater guests experience the future of film with crystal-clear light, sights and sounds.  IMAX’s 12-channel surround sound system, delivering extraordinary audio, engages viewers through multi-sensory immersion.  For more information, read the press releases for the IMAX theater grand re-opening.

  • External Tank

    Mission 26: ET Comes Home

    "Mission 26: ET Comes Home” was the journey of the external tank (ET-94). ET-94 traveled from the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans through the Panama Canal by barge to Los Angeles, then on through city streets, pulled by a truck on dollies, to its final destination near the California Science Center’s Samuel Oschin Pavilion. ET-94 made its way through city streets to the California Science Center on May 21, 2016.  Read all the press materials here.

Get in Touch

If you would like to cover a story, arrange a visit, or request an image or B-roll, contact us by phone at (213) 744-7446 or email Also, please contact us to add your name to our mailing list if you would like to receive updates regarding our exhibits, events and films.

The California Science Center Communications department does not handle commercial filming requests. Our department is only able to work with news media at this time.

Shell Amega, Senior Vice President, Chief Communications Officer, California Science Center Foundation
Exhibitions, Samuel Oschin Air & Space Center Project Launching/Space Shuttle Endeavour, interview liaison for President and CEO Jeffrey Rudolph, Science Center Executive Leadership, & Development
(213) 744-7496

Paula Wagner, Associate Director, Communications, California Science Center Foundation
Education Programs, Technology Exhibitions, Air & Space Exhibitions
(213) 744-2144

Kristina Kurasz, Associate Director, Communications, California Science Center Foundation
IMAX Theater, Ecosystems, and General Information
(213) 744-7446

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